Assists in the development and implementation of both the educational and the athletic components of the NCAA Division I FCS Football program. The assistant coach will be fully responsible for making recommendations to the head coach for daily practices, game day, and for specified line-ups, teaching the specified schemes to the team and working with the other assistant coaches. Responsibility for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures with specific emphasis on recruiting players for specified positions on the team. This is a 10-month position paid over 12 months. The months off are June and July. Supervision received from Head Coach. Supervision exercised; close supervision of student-athletes, work study students, video coordinator and volunteers.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist Head Coach with Teaching and Coaching
o Responsibility for teaching and coaching all specified aspects of the overall program.
o Practice Preparation –Provides daily practice schedules for all aspects of the specified program. Coordinates with the Head Coach to interface with the other schemes for daily practices.
o Film—Break down and evaluate practices and games. Reviews films with the student athletes.
o Assist Head Football Coach in all aspects of recruiting.
o Responsibility for recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes for admission to the University with adherence to admissions and athletic department policies and procedures with specific emphasis on recruiting players for specified positions on the team.
o Understand and keep up to date regarding NCAA/conference/league rules as they pertain to recruiting and eligibility.
o Identify and evaluate high school and junior college talent through evaluation at games, tournaments, and film.
o Weekly phone conversations with prospects.
o Identify junior and senior prospects for Recruiting Coordinator.
o Home Visits—Assist Head Coach with preparation and presentation when appropriate.
o Unofficial visits—Identify and build relationships with local prospects (San Diego and Los Angeles). Invite local players to home games.
o Campus visits—Arrange all aspects of travel for identified recruits. Coordinate the involvement of current student athlete hosts with identified recruits. This includes meals, entertainment, and lodging. Arrange campus tours.
o Involvement with all administrative and organizational aspects of NCAA Division I AA Football program under the supervision of the head coach.
o Supervision of players in a coordinated and planned program of practices and competition, with a concern for the players’ health and welfare, physical and psychological preparation.
o Enforce University and athletic department policies and regulations in regard to use/abuse of alcohol and drugs by team members.
o Maintain professional growth through meetings, clinics, workshops, etc.
o Assist in the organization of any team and/or department awards presentations for student-athletes.
o Assist Head Coach with scouting opponents
o Detailed written reports on identified tendencies.
o Scout tapes. Editing sequences: Review identified sequences.
o Coordinate game film exchange via online and DVD technology.